Well before Facebook achieved social media dominance, Black Planet was the online home to millions of Black Americans. The site’s founder Omar Wasow joins us to talk about why it was so important to create an online space for Black people, and what a next generation of the Internet might look like for such communities.
Omar Wasow is an Assistant Professor in the Politics department at Pomona College and, in our bonus episode, will talk about his recently published paper on the political consequences of the 1960s civil rights movement.
This episode is the first part of our series exploring the history of Internet communities, “How the Internet Was Imagined.”
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